IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

II. PRECURSORY CONDITIONS AND OPERATIONS

[The desire of knowledge] Curiosity.

[Antonyms: incuriosity.]

[Nouns] interest, thirst for knowledge; curiosity, curiousness; inquiring mind; inquisitiveness.

sightseer, quidnunc, newsmonger, Paul Pry, eavesdropper; gossip (news) [more]; rubberneck [U.S.].

[Verbs] be curious; take an interest in, stare, gape; prick up the ears, see sights, lionize; pry; nose; rubberneck [U.S.].

[Adjectives] curious, inquisitive, burning with curiosity, overcurious; inquiring [more]; prying; inquisitorial; agape (expectant) [more].

[Phrases] what's the matter? what next?

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